The Christmas Season on the Cabot Trail

Christmas lights

You might be well aware of the iconic Cabot Trail, as a summer and fall destination, but did you know that leading up to Christmas, the Cabot Trail and well, all of Cape Breton radiates with the anticipation of Christmas?

Seemingly, around every Facebook post, on every bulletin board, is another announcement of a community event.  From traditional tea and sales, to fundraising dinners, craft markets, and theatre and music events, there is an abundance of events, and more importantly, community gatherings EVERYWHERE!

It is wonderful to see and we want to use this space to collect and share as many of the events as we can.

Here are some of the events happening in Ingonish and Baddeck.  And scroll down for links to even more.  Feel free to send us an email at so you event can be added to the list. 


Christmas in Ingonish


November 23, 2023

Merry and Bright November Night 2023

November 24th, 2023

Christmas at the Port

The Drag Show: holiday Edition

November 25th, 2023

George's River Christmas Craft Fair

Bras D'or Hall Christmas Craft Fair and Sale 

Sydney Mines Old Time Christmas Festival

November 26th, 2023

 Christmas at St. George's

Annual Louisburg and Area Christmas Fair 

December 1st, 2023

Cranton Crossroad 16th Annual Christmas Bazaar

December 2, 2023

Ocean Waves Quilt Society Christmas Quilt Event

Sydney Holiday Market Series

Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design Pop Up Shop

Downtown Sydney Nutcracker Festival

Membertou Christmas Cookie Workshop

 Downtown Sydney Winter Wonderland

 Have Yourself a Nerdy Little Christmas

December 3rd, 2023

Christmas and the Louisburg Market

Mulgrave Market by the Sea Christmas

An Old Time Christmas in Dominion

 Highland Holidays at the Highland Arts Theatre

December 7th, 2023

 Matt Andersen Holiday Tour 

December 8th, 2023

Happy HaHa Holidaze

Gunning and Cormier Christmas Tour

December 9th, 2023

Georges River Fire Santa Run

Branch 79 Legion Christmas Craft and Vendor Sale

The Boisdale Festive Fair

Savoy Theatre Christmas in Cape Breton

December 10th, 2023

Georges River Fire Tree Lighting

Christmas in Cape Breton SAERC Auditorium

December 14th, 2023

Schooner Turkey Spiel

Irish Descendants Christmas Glace Bay

December 15th, 2023

Boney M Holiday Favourites and Classic Hits

December 16th, 2023

Dominion Christmas Craft Sale

Marble Mountain Children's Christmas Party

December 17th, 2023

The Men of the Deeps with Colin Grant - Christmas in the Mine

Cape Breton Beer Choir at Groundswell

December 21st, 2023

Jungle Jamboree 2023

December 27th, 2023

Dave Sampsons Annual Christmas Show

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